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Why Hamilton has ramped up F1 simulator work he doesn’t enjoy

The seven-time world champion stressed he has “no interest in the simulator” and does “maybe 20 laps a year” after he claimed his 100th pole position in F1 at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona earlier this year. But after last weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix, Mercedes head of trackside engineering Andrew Shovlin revealed that Hamilton had been working on the team’s simulator to help optimise their car’s set-up. “Lewis, before he came here, was doing a lot of work in the driver-in-loop simulator and it looked like an interesting direction,” Shovlin said. "An important part of this year for us is adapting well to every track and we do need to be a bit brave and original...
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